Help KDX220 Coolant Leak After Top End

nls2299

Member
Aug 20, 2010
20
0
Did my first top end ever. Followed manual to a T.
Hadn't got to installing pipe yet.
Came out and noticed coolant on floor.
Traced back to dripping from exhaust opening.
Quarter size drop on floor after 1 week.
Loosened and re-tightened nuts on head back to 18 ft-lb per manual.
Now waiting to see if that fixed it.
Anyone else ever had this issue???
Thanks guys.
 
Solution
All new Cometic gasket kit. When I first installed I did not check torque spec. Week went by and just noticed a small spot. Went out this morning, loosened and then re-torqued all to exact spec. Waiting to see if problem is resolved.

Okiewan

Admin
Dec 31, 1969
29,531
2,215
Texas
I assume you used new gaskets?. If it’s all properly torqued, it should be good. Were the gaskets you took off okay?

Here's a thread you'll be interested in:

 

nls2299

Member
Aug 20, 2010
20
0
All new Cometic gasket kit. When I first installed I did not check torque spec. Week went by and just noticed a small spot. Went out this morning, loosened and then re-torqued all to exact spec. Waiting to see if problem is resolved.
 
Solution
Top Bottom